Turkey: report of the trial of Huseyin Cangir before Derik Criminal Court of Peace

Europe and Central Asia
Issue: Civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights
Document Type: Thematic Report
Date: 2004

The ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and Avocats sans Frontières (Belgium) released their report on the trial of Huseyin Cangir, a lawyer who has represented Kurdish clients alleging acts of torture by state agents.

The ICJ’s Centre for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers and ASF found that Mr. Cangir’s right to be tried by an independent and impartial tribunal was not respected.

A report published by the wo organizations.


I. Executive Summary

II. Background on Hussein Cangir

III. The Prosecution Case

IV. The Defence Case

V. The Hearings

VI. The Verdict

VII. Evaluation of Fairness of Proceedings

VIII. Decision of Court of Cassation Regarding Seizing of Posters in Van

IX. Background

A. The Town of Derik

B. Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey

X. Conclusion

Appendix A: The Verdict and Sentence


Turkey-independencelawyers-report-2004 (full text, PDF)

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